Robotics and Automation

Robotics and Automation applies innovative technologies to problems in robotics, robot-human interaction, manufacturing and health care. Our research ranges from artificial intelligence to autonomous and remotely operated robot technologies, including applications in additive manufacturing, underground mine safety, magnetic guidance for placement of probes for deep brain stimulation and remote telesurgery. We use both high-performance computational and physical prototyping methods to advance research in these areas.

Faculty in Robotics and Automation

Andrew Petruska

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Research Group:
M3 Robotics

  • Complex system modeling and design
  • Dynamics and control
  • Advanced magnetic manipulation

Xiaoli Zhang

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Research Group: Intelligent Robotics and Systems Lab

  • Smart human-machine/robot interaction and cooperation
  • Shared autonomy
  • Efficient and robust machine learning for robots and autonomous systems
  • Adaptive design of experiments
  • Artificial intelligence-powered automation and acceleration of engineering process optimization and science discovery

Research Centers and Groups in Robotics and Automation